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We prep them in cans from the market, but I would like to try canning my own. I have never seen this done, but since they have so much in common with green beans, if I follow the same method - would it work? Or is there a better way?
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Ah come on! Surely we have members who live in the desert and plan to use these to supplement their preps?
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I was thinking of cactus just last week. I didn't consider canning, but was looking at which edible species grow in our area and how to prepare. Let us know how your canning turns out.
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YEAH! finally a reply, but unfortunately I haven't tried canning them yet. Search results turn up more people searching for the same, but no conclusive results. I have heard of people canning just about everything here, I honestly thought some of our members living in the dessert would have an answer. For now it looks like we are going to be enjoying them fresh and prepping a few jars when they are on sale.
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I've made jelly from ripe pricky pear tunas but have never tried nopales. Just a thought that I might try since you state they are similar to green beans - I might prepare them and then make leather britches instead of trying to can them. Dehydration is a great way to preserve so many foods and that might be an easier way and possibly avoid botulism too, since they wouldn't be stored in liquid. Just a thought.
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I've made jelly from ripe pricky pear tunas but have never tried nopales. Just a thought that I might try since you state they are similar to green beans - I might prepare them and then make leather britches instead of trying to can them. Dehydration is a great way to preserve so many foods and that might be an easier way and possibly avoid botulism too, since they wouldn't be stored in liquid. Just a thought.
Thank you very much! I have only see them canned, never dried, but I don't see why that wouldn't work. I am going to have to give that a try! Mmmmmm yes love some PP jam, also try replacing 1/2 of the tomtaoes in your salsa with fresh PP fruit.
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Thanks for the tip of adding tunas to salsa - sounds great!
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Have you asked Jackie Clay? She seems to have canned everything!

http://www.backwoodshome.com/blogs/JackieClay/
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